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December 27, 2004

Keith Olbermann: Still Douching It Up Over Ohio


Keith Olbermann, MSNBC anchordouche.

Maybe this is all part of that Olbermann deadpan "humor" that no one is talking about.

But I don't know. The guy actually seems, um, serious about this. I keep waiting for him to say "You been Punk'd!," but he never does.

I could link to Olbermann's site, but that would give him traffic, and I won't do that. Instead, I'll link to Free Republic's link of his musings.

There has been “very serious” contact among the staffs of leading Democrats in both houses about the implications of the challenge, according to a congressional figure privy to that contact. He estimates for us that the chance of a Senator actually signing on has — in the last week — risen from almost nothing, to upwards of one third.

And there is still that coda from Hoffheimer’s statement. By itself, it is the thrown gauntlet, and yet it is produced at a time when gauntlets are pretty much symbolic protests. Unless, perhaps, that is the strategy here. The Ohio election was undeniably full of holes, but barring developments unforeseen, the collective verified hole is not likely to be big enough to drive a truck carrying 10,000 uncounted votes through it.

I'm glad that the MSM doesn't traffic in silly thinly-evidenced conspiracy theories the way that we bloggers do.

Frankly, I wouldn't want the competition. Keith Olbermann is obviously a force to be reckoned with.

Or at least I assume he is. I don't watch him, and in fact almost nobody else does either, but I have to imagine that if people were watching him -- which, like I said, they're not -- they'd be just mesmerized by his courageous reportage.

He's also got a very complicated comedic schtick going on, of course. He says things in a deadpan way, in order to make you think he's not being funny, but the thing is, he's actually not funny, inverting the typical use of the deadpan, which, I imagine, is very funny indeed in some hypercomplex French fashion.


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